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      What's Love Got to Do With It

      1993, Biography, 1h 58m

      59 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      With a fascinating real-life story and powerhouse performances from Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, What's Love Got to Do With It? is a can't miss biopic. Read critic reviews

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      Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) -- born Anna Mae Bullock -- discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne), who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Biography

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Brian Gibson

      • Producer: Doug Chapin, Barry Krost

      • Writer: Tina Turner, Kurt Loder, Kate Lanier

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $38.9M

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      • Distributor: Abril Vídeo, Buena Vista Pictures

      • Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround

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      • Nov 10, 2018

        Angela Bassett looks nothing like the real Tina Turner physically, but it is really impressive how she embodies her character so perfectly, moving, singing and dancing just like her in this inspiring biography that also benefits from an astounding performance by Laurence Fishburne.

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      • May 27, 2014

        The film is actually ruined by Tina herself at the end of the film. After a fantastic depiction by Angela Bassett, Tina appears and makes the audience forget the last two hours. Perhaps overly critical but..

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      • Dec 16, 2011

        Wonderful true-to-life story of famous singer Tina Turner.

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      • Nov 08, 2011

        I'm just glad its essentially a straightforward biopic that doesn't try to create or heighten some type of existential crisis (see "Ray" or "Walk the Line") beyond the realm of probability. The vulnerability in the lead performances of Bassett and Fisburne does allow the film to retain a sense of realism that is helpful in trying to convey how destructive this relationship was.

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